Planting strawberries and more blackberries

So today was the first day I scheduled to begin cleaning the kitchen for Pesach.  Since Tuesdays are always busy days for me, I knew I wouldn’t be able to start until this afternoon.  And that’s what I was going to do, when there was a sudden knock on the door – a delivery arrived.  And what do you think it was?  The strawberry plants and blackberry bushes that I ordered at the beginning of this month.  And they needed to be planted immediately.

Well.  That certainly wasn’t part of my plan for today.  In fact, according to the estimated dates they would be sent, I didn’t expect them for another three weeks, after Pesach.  Accordingly, I didn’t even have a prepared bed to put the strawberries in, or know what conditions they needed.  But adaptability is a great trait to develop in being happy day to day.  And so I adapted.  :) 

I’m happy to say that after doing some quick research, my 25 strawberry plants are now in the ground, as are the newest blackberry bushes (along with the one extra one from last week’s purchase that I couldn’t find a place for).  Last week, ds10 planted the raspberry bushes in the rain, and the next day when it was sunny, got the other blackberry bushes put in.   And this morning, my ds ran in excitedly to tell me that there are already signs of green buds on the raspberry plants that he put in on Thursday afternoon – it was so nice for him to see them already showing signs of growth!

Are you wondering what ended up happening with my kitchen?  You’ll have to wait for my next post.  :)


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